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2020 Virtual Gatton Research Showcase


Research Presentations

 

Each year, the Gatton Research Showcase takes place in Florence Schneider Hall as our program pauses for an evening to celebrate student research with peers, families, WKU faculty, the community, and our staff.  The Spring 2020 event was tracking to be our biggest event to-date until COVID-19 sent us all home to finish our spring semester.  Many of our students persisted in video recording their research presentations for the WKU Student Research Conference, and we have assembled them here for our Virtual Gatton Research Showcase.

 

Shreeya Arora

Shreeya Arora
Louisville, KY

Cloud VR Therapy For PTSD Treatment

Mentor: Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Ahmad Ateyeh

Ahmad Ateyeh
Frankfort, KY

A Novel Approach to Simulating Electrohydraulic Forming

 Mentor: Morteza Nurcheshmeh, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

Josiah Baumer and Jackson Summers

Josiah Baumer and Jackson Summers
Paducah, KY and Madisonville, KY

Comparative Analysis of Microbacteriophages Jahseh and Makinzy

Mentor: Rodney King, WKU Biology

Sai Boyareddigari

Sai Boyareddygari
Bowling Green, KY

Synthesis and Structure of a New Metal-organic Coordination Polymer [fe(hbpc)2(h2o)2]·2.5h2o

Mentor: Bangbo Yan, WKU Chemistry

Sofia Farmer

Sofia Farmer
Danville, KY

Queer Issues in Education: What Might Teachers Need to Know?

Mentor: Lisa Duffin, WKU Psychology

 

Sarah Hartman

Sarah Hartman
Scottsville, KY

Atrazine Concentrations in Raw & Finished Water Supplies in Three Kentucky Counties

Mentors: Ritchie Taylor and Jacqueline Basham, WKU Public Health

Lars Hebenstiel

Lars Hebenstiel
Union, KY

Experimental Study of Stochastic Resonance in Bistable Systems

Mentor: Ivan Novikov, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Krupa Hegde

Krupa Hegde
Union, KY

The Role of Sleep Apnea in APOE-Alzheimer's Disease Pathway

Mentor: Xiuhua Ding, WKU Public Health

 

Gloria Huang

Gloria Huang
Bowling Green, KY

Modeling the Healing Response of Diabetic Foot Ulcers with Three-dimensional Geometry

Mentor: Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Cody Humphrey

Cody Humphrey
Mt. Eden, KY

Equation of State for a Quark Star Pressure Gradient Phase Transition Layer

Mentor: Keith Andrew, WKU Physics and Astronomy

 

Chloe-Lin Jaiswal

Chloe-Lin Jaiswal
Butler, KY

Analysis of Water Models through Molecular Dynamics

Mentor: Matthew Nee, WKU Chemistry

Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson
Smithfield, KY

Maternal Mood During Pregnancy May Influence Cortisol Levels in Cord Blood

Mentor: Rachel Tinius, WKU School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport

Hannah Leibman

Hannah Leibman
Prospect, KY

Evaluating the Toxicity of Titanium Nanomaterial Application Using a Worm Model

Mentor: Nilesh Sharma, WKU Biology

 

Gabriella Lynn

Gabriella Lynn
Hopkinsville, KY

Evaluation of Hoof Pressure, Contact Area, and Force Using Fujifilm in Booted and Shod Horses

Mentor: Jennifer Gill, WKU Agriculture and Food Sciences

Jocelyn Martin

Jocelyn Martin
Russell, KY

Age-Related Differences in the Granularity of Activation of Emotion Concepts

Mentor: Andrew Mienaltowski, WKU Psychological Sciences

 

Elizabeth Morgan

Elizabeth Morgan
Crestwood, KY

Does Lysogeny with Bacteriophage HK022 Affect Host Cell Physiology?

Mentor: Rodney King, WKU Biology

Sanjana Nasta

Sanjana Nasta
Prospect, KY

WKU Students' Perceptions About the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Mentor: Grace Lartey, WKU Public Health

 

Patrick O'Boyle

Patrick O'Boyle
Elizabethtown, KY

Parking Solution for WKU: Car Counting With OpenCV

Mentor: Michael Galloway, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Aarini Panzade

Aarini Panzade
Louisville, KY

The Effect of TIMP-1, MMP-1 Levels, and Their Ratios on Healing Times and the Wound Surface Area

Mentor: Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Dalton Richardson and Elijah Whittle

Dalton Richardson and Elijah Whittle
Lexington, KY and Bowling Green, KY

Exploring Dots and Boxes Endgame Strategies Through Monte Carlo Tree Search

Mentor: Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

Caeden Whitaker and Mina Ryumae

Caeden Whitaker and Mina Ryumae
Williamsburg, KY and Union, KY

Orientation and Backpropagation Techniques for Dots and Boxes Monte Carlo Tree Search

Mentor: Uta Ziegler, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Diksha Satish

Diksha Satish
Frankfort, KY

Discovery and Analysis of a Novel Microbacteriophage

Mentor: Rodney King, WKU Biology

David Suarez

David Suarez
Somerset, KY

Quark Stars, Modified L-J Potentials and the Equation of State

Mentor: Keith Andrew, WKU Physics and Astronomy

 

Darby Tassell

Darby Tassell
Bowling Green, KY

Effects of Nicotine on Activity Rhythms of Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia Guttata)

Mentor: Noah Ashley, WKU Biology

Sierra Wyllie and Bruce Zheng

Sierra Wyllie and Bruce Zheng
Lexington, KY and Grayson, KY

Network Intrusion Detection in Drones Using Machine Learning

Mentor: Ismail Abumuhfouz, WKU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 


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